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1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-1314
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Sea Ranch Restaurant has been serving South Padre Island visitors for over...
Sea Ranch Restaurant has been serving South Padre Island visitors for over 35 years, and has established itself as the island’s premier dining destination. If you haven’t spent an evening at the Sea Ranch Restaurant, you haven’t truly experienced South Padre.Our menu is comprised of local seafood that is caught directly from the Gulf of Mexico, and it changes often based on what is in season. Every item is made with high-quality ingredients, from unbeatably fresh seafood to juicy steaks and hearty pastas. Start your meal off with our Ahi Tuna or Escargot appetizers, or try something a little spicier like our Stuffed Jalapeños. For your main course, pick from one of our countless seafood items including fresh fish, crab legs, shrimp, oysters, lobster and scallops. Our house specialty is the Red Snapper, which has become a customer favorite as well. If you aren’t in the mood for seafood, try one of our delicious grilled steak, chicken or pork dishes. We also have decadent pastas, from chicken or seafood Alfredo to Scott’s Shrimp Scampi served over angel hair pasta. No matter what you are in the mood for, we have a tasty, fresh option for you at Sea Ranch Restaurant.Seafood goes perfectly with wine, so we boast an extensive selection of wines. With over 122 choices ranging from $20 all the way to $500, we have the perfect choice to compliment your meal. If you have an event coming up, consider hosting it at the Sea Ranch. We can accommodate up to 77 people for anything from weddings and receptions to birthdays and meetings.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Island Favorite Still Rocks

We've been going to Sea Ranch for years - thought we'd try it again on our recent visit. Since there were only two of us, we didn't have to wait but 15 minutes for our table. Larger parties were being told it could be 45 minutes to over an hour. I had the Red Snapper - blackened - and it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Salinas, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Looking for a nice dinner out? This is the only place I found for dinner that has the friendliest wait staff. Sergio was a wonderful waiter. The food and service was spot on. Tired of other places where the staff act like we were a burden by being there. So two thumbs up for Sea Ranch.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We've been going to Sea Ranch for years - thought we'd try it again on our recent visit. Since there were only two of us, we didn't have to wait but 15 minutes for our table. Larger parties were being told it could be 45 minutes to over an hour. I had the Red Snapper - blackened - and it... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We tried Sea Ranch on our last night in SPI. Our waiter, Oscar, was awesome. Gave great recommendations and we weren't disappointed. Good atmosphere and wonderful service!

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Round Rock, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We wanted to try a new place for some sea food because we have pretty much tried all restaurants on the island and in Port Isabel. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE SEA RANCH. Prices way too high not worth what you get for (and I dont mind paying $$$ if its great food). We were 4 people and all of... More 

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

First, I want to thank the most fantastic server in the business, EDDIE!! You, sir, are the best! As for the food, awesome blackened red snapper cooked perfectly. Flaky and fresh! The family had coconut shrimp and blackened flounder which were also outstanding! Be sure to try a salad with their homemade honey mustard dressing. They also have a very... More 

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Prosper, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Part of a large group. Had a wonderful meal with good service and a nice view. My wife had their Seafood Enchiladas and I had the Seafood Alfredo. Both were large portions and very good. Shared appetizers with others included Calamari, Shrimp Brochette, Blooming Onion and a couple of other things. All were good.

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm so glad that our food could be such a hit, and I'm especially happy that you both received good service! It's also nice to see that you and your wife were able to try a bunch of different things as well. I truly look forward to having you both back anytime. Thanks for everything, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I took my daughter and her husband on July 18 Saturday and had the best seafood ever. I always order the same things but this time I decided to order the seafood enchiladas which I have been reading great reviews. They were to die for, a ;bit pricy$20 for the plate with Spanish rice which was great... More 

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

It means a lot to know that what you had was good enough to actually be considered the best seafood ever. I think it's great that mixing it up and trying the enchiladas turned out to be such a hit, and it's wonderful to see that the service you received was just as good. It's true that some of our... More 

Texas
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Wow, everything we had was great. Mahi, Snapper, Shrimp were all great. The waiter(Jose) was great and provided great suggestions. I would recommend to anyone looking for great seafood

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm glad that you had such a good time with us. It's great to see that you were able to enjoy a few different things, and I'll have to thank Jose for treating you so well. I look forward to seeing you here again! Thanks so much, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Boerne, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

One of my favorite restaurants to eat while I am in South Padre. The the food is excellent. I love the Ahi Tuna. I really like the atmosphere & everyone is very friendly.

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm so happy to hear that we could be one of your South Padre go-to spots. It makes my day to know that you are greeted with friendly service and tasty food. I look forward to many more plates of Ahi Tuna! Thanks so much, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you have to wait for a table on the second floor - do. The view at sunset is just beautiful and well worth it. We had no trouble being seated on a Wednesday night. The Padre Poke' was a great appetizer - very fresh. Great salads, good entrees. Very attentive service. A great place - very nice.

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm so happy you could come in and enjoy the food and sunset! It's especially great to hear just how attentive and speedy the service was for you, and I'm glad you were able to enjoy the Padre Poke! I really look forward to doing it all again. Thank you very much, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

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Additional Information about Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar

Address: 1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: 956-761-1314
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: 956-761-1314

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business

Description

Sea Ranch Restaurant has been serving South Padre Island visitors for over 35 years, and has established itself as the island’s premier dining destination. If you haven’t spent an evening at the Sea Ranch Restaurant, you haven’t truly experienced South Padre.Our menu is comprised of local seafood that is caught directly from the Gulf of Mexico, and it changes often based on what is in season. Every item is made with high-quality ingredients, from unbeatably fresh seafood to juicy steaks and hearty pastas. Start your meal off with our Ahi Tuna or Escargot appetizers, or try something a little spicier like our Stuffed Jalapeños. For your main course, pick from one of our countless seafood items including fresh fish, crab legs, shrimp, oysters, lobster and scallops. Our house specialty is the Red Snapper, which has become a customer favorite as well. If you aren’t in the mood for seafood, try one of our delicious grilled steak, chicken or pork dishes. We also have decadent pastas, from chicken or seafood Alfredo to Scott’s Shrimp Scampi served over angel hair pasta. No matter what you are in the mood for, we have a tasty, fresh option for you at Sea Ranch Restaurant.Seafood goes perfectly with wine, so we boast an extensive selection of wines. With over 122 choices ranging from $20 all the way to $500, we have the perfect choice to compliment your meal. If you have an event coming up, consider hosting it at the Sea Ranch. We can accommodate up to 77 people for anything from weddings and receptions to birthdays and meetings.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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